Are you buying your new home in Drums? McGuire Real Estate Group can help.

With some planning ahead of time, buying a home isn't very confusing, but the event can be stressful for a lot of people. So you'll know exactly what to expect, I like to supply my buyers with an overview of the whole deal. Below are my nine steps to buying a home.

When you're ready to get started, you can contact me here or send me e-mail. I'm glad to address any questions you have regarding this information.

Step 1 – Get ready to purchase a home
There are many things you need to consider before starting your home search. It's likely that you'll want to form a list of items you want to have, get an idea of what school districts and neighborhoods you want to live in, and begin working on your budget. Keeping your mortgage payment around a third of your monthly income is a good rule to adhere to.

Step 2 – Communicate with a real estate agent in Drums
That's where I can help. I can book a time to meet so we can talk about why you want to buy a home and get an idea of your plans for the future. We'll discuss neighborhoods, school districts in the Drums area, the mortgage industry, and any additional economic factors that could affect your purchase today or in the future.

In addition, I'll assist you in getting started on your loan. I work with some of Drums's finest mortgage professionals, so you'll be in great hands. They'll help you determine which type of loan is best for you, as well as help you get approved.

Step 3 – Begin your search
Following our initial meeting, I'll begin searching for houses on the market that are great for you. I'll preview many of the homes and throw out the duds, and then we'll book appointments to tour the houses at a time that's convenient for you.

As we tour the homes, I'll point out good features, as well as bad ones. And I'll ask you to talk about things you like and dislike. It's common for buyers to amend their must-have list as we view homes and some items become far more crucial than others. If that happens, I'll look through the listings one more time and narrow it down to the house you've been waiting for.

Step 4 – Know the market
Your agent's knowledge of the Drums housing market is a leading aspect in your home search. And I assure you I'm familiar with all the neighborhoods and school districts, and I'll communicate which districts are "hot" and require prompt action and the rest that are "cold" and allow for more examination.

When we tour homes, I'll make sure to communicate if the seller's asking price has room for negotiation or if I believe the home is "priced to sell." Trust your instincts and be sure to ask your agent a lot of questions, as any REALTOR® in Drums will tell you they comprehend the home market. If things don't add up, just call me at 5704590779 or e-mail me at, and I'll be glad to answer your questions. My understanding of the market will help you stay a step ahead throughout the entire process.

Step 5 – Find the home you've been waiting for
I'm confident we'll find the home of your dreams in Drums. When that happens, I'll thoroughly develop your purchase offer. The offer will be tailored exactly to your needs, including a lot of contingencies, such as acquiring financing, completing the home inspection, and a clean title.

Let McGuire Real Estate Group guide you through finding your dream home in Drums When we submit your offer, you'll need to submit "earnest money." This is a cash deposit given to the home seller to secure an offer to purchase the property, and it's most often applied to the closing costs. If your offer is accepted by the seller, we should close on the home about 30 to 60 days afterward. This allows necessary time for your mortgage financing.

Step 6 – Negotiate the deal
Most contracts don't close on the beginning offer – it's widely common to receive a counter offer. Don't let this intimidate you. We'll talk over whether or not to accept the counter offer, submit our own counter offer, or reject the seller's offer and move on.

Market circumstances will play a role in how aggressively we negotiate the deal. We'll also work within your financing constraints. And when it's all said and done, we'll assemble a contract that is best for you.

Step 7 – Obtain financing
After the deal is finished, you'll begin working with your mortgage lender to close the loan. If you've been pre-qualified, this won't take very long at all, but you'll want to keep in close contact with your mortgage lender. And I'll care for all the property information your lender needs to close the loan.>

Step 8 – Close the deal
You'll get a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) detailing your closing costs from your mortgage lender within three days of receiving your loan application. This estimate is formed from the loan amount. RESPA requirements mandate that it has to contain all closing costs and be within a precise range of accuracy, and I'll examine the estimate and let you know if everything looks permissible.

Then we'll close on your home. This should occur at a title company or escrow office and should be a smooth and stress-free occurrence.

Step 9 – Move in
Success! It's time to move into your new house. Enjoy it. And if you need anything, be sure to call me at 5704590779 or send me an e-mail.